Farmville was one of the most popular games from Zynga on Facebook. It still has a big following but that is starting to slip. Being a social game, it had limited ability to really be something. However Giant Interactive Entertainment took that simple game and made it a full-fledged PC game with Farming Simulator 2011. Now the video game publisher is releasing a sequel, Farming Simulator 2013.
Seeing this all I can think is what a rip off! Perhaps that’s harsh but what are you doing in both games? You are farming your land. Isn’t that exactly what you did in Farmville? You made the ground fertile, planted things, grew them, sold those plants, and then made your farm bigger. Oh yeah and you could have animals as well.
Farming Simulator is no different except for the 2013 version, which ironically will release in Europe for the PC this year, the machinery will be from real name companies which produce farming equipment; twenty well-known companies to be sure.
Seeing as how Farming Simulator 2013 is not a brand new game it might be unfair to state it’s a Farmville rip-off but that’s how it appears. Of course, part of that could be the game is a UK release, although it is available in the US now. The 2013 game currently does not have a US release date for PC. Incidentally, there will be a PS3 and Xbox 360 version released in the US in 2013.
Knowing how boring Farmville got, I can’t imagine that Farming Simulator 2013 could be that exciting. Then again I could be wrong since this is a sequel.